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Troy

Troy (Ilion) was an ancient city located in northwest Anatolia, a few kilometres removed from the Dardanelles. The city is famous as the focal point for the ancient Greek stories about the Trojan War. The archaeological site of Hisarlik is thought to be the location of ancient Troy.

The modern Odysseus

The modern Odysseus

Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Romantic love in Homer

Romantic love in Homer

Some material in a doctoral thesis never makes the final cut, but can instead be turned into articles. An example is a peer-reviewed article that I wrote about romantic love in the Homeric epics.

Written by Josho Brouwers

The movie Troy (2004)

The movie Troy (2004)

Roel Konijnendijk, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the sword-and-sandal film Troy (2004), directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

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Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was inspired by a myriad of different world cultures. In her twentieth novel, Lavinia, she took as inspiration Virgil’s epic poem the Aeneid.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

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